Fashion Week Crashers

Fashion Week Parties

If Wedding Crashers taught us anything, it's that armed with a little deceit and the right opportunity, you could be scoring hundreds of beautiful women.

Fashion week presents one such opportunity.

Here before you lies the totally obnoxious, probably-useless but possibly-glorious "Fashion Crash List"—a guide to this week's most crashworthy fashion week parties, and some tips to get you on the right side of the rope.

The Crash List


: InStyle Magazine Fashion Show and Party
WHEN: 8 p.m.
WHERE: Time Warner Center, 10 Columbus Circle
GETTING IN: Casually walk past the event and dive into the Columbus Circle fountain. Dripping wet, approach the party and say "I left my towel inside." If that doesn't work, claim to be Gary Busey—no one will question you.

PARTY: MAO Magazine NY Fashion Week Launch Party
WHEN: 8 p.m.
WHERE: GLO, 431 W. 16th St
GETTING IN: Beyonce and Pam Anderson will be in attendance. Tell the door you're on Pam's sitcom Stacked—it's not like people notice anyone else on that show.

Tomorrow Night

PARTY: ELLE Magazine's 21st Birthday
WHEN: 9 p.m.
WHERE: Bloomingdales, 1000 3rd Ave
GETTING IN: Go "return" something around closing time and hide in the dressing room at 9 p.m. emerge triumphant and seamlessly join the crowd.

PARTY: Victoria's Secret, "10 Years of Sexy," hosted by Gisele Bundchen
WHEN: 7 p.m.
WHERE: Victoria's Secret, 1328 Broadway
GETTING IN: Glue on some pillow feathers to giant wings, strip down to your tighty whities and tell the doorman you're the new male addition to the "Angel" entourage. Once inside you'll have a whole new set of problems to work through.

PARTY: House of Samsonite Launch, hosted by Nicole Richie
WHEN: 8 p.m.
WHERE: The New Space, 530 W. 21st St
GETTING IN: Wearing a brightly colored "You're so much more talented, Nicole" t-shirt should do the trick here.

PARTY: James Perse NY Store Launch, Hosted by Vogue
WHEN: 8 p.m.
WHERE: James Perse, 411 Bleecker
GETTING IN: Pretend you think it's Per Se the restaurant. Insist indignantly that your reservation be honored. After all, just because it's not a restaurant doesn't mean you can't find some tasty treats inside.

PARTY: Lucire Mag's Indashio Party with Nicky Hilton, hosted by Vogue
WHEN: 9 p.m.
WHERE: Crobar, 530 W. 28th St
GETTING IN: It's Crobar—"In" is probably not the direction you want to be going regardless of how good this party is.

Friday Night

PARTY: Gen Art's Fresh Faces in Fashion After-Party
WHEN: 9 p.m.
WHERE: Providence,311 W. 57th St
GETTING IN: Throw on an A/X shirt, tie a bandana around your head and you'll be shooed right supermodels, but you're likely to leave with a reasonably cute and sexually liberated design student who'll take you home faster than you can say Adriana Lima.

PARTY: Tommy Hilfiger After-Party
WHEN: 9 p.m.
WHERE: Crobar,530 W. 28th St
GETTING IN: Pick up some tourists at the Waldorf Astoria and pretend you're Patrick Swayze's brother. If your B-List celebrity status doesn't get you in, your entourage will.

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